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Let’s celebrate Woman’s Day on

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Let’s celebrate Woman’s Day on, discover a selection of titles directed by or celegrating the African Woman…


MOOLAADE by Ousmane Sembène  2004 – Senegal

Sembène Ousmane’s last film is an award-winning tribute to non-conformism, women and a stance against female genital mutilation.

BAL POUSSIERE by Henri DUPARC  1988 – Ivory Coast

Half-God has five wives. He decides to add a sixth one: one for each day of the week, while Sundays are strictly reserved for the best wife of the week.

SAINT-LOUIS BLUES by  Dyana Gaye  2008 -Senegal

En route to Saint Louis from Dakar in the company of one taxidriver, seven passengers, and nineteen musicians.

LONG STREET by Revel Fox  2010 – South Africa

An intimately rendered portrait of the fragile relationship between recovering drug addict Sia and her mother Maria

ZIMBABWE by Darrell James Roodt  2008 – South Africa

The courageous journey of a 19-years old girl trying to find a better life through emigration. Selected in more than 30 festivals worldwide.

VISA/VIE by Elan Gamaker  2010 – South Africa

Anna, a French emigré, is caught working illegally in a Cape Town restaurant. She has 48 hours to find a husband to avoid having to leave the country…

ADERA by  Nega Tariku  2010 – Ethiopia

A story of emigration and adoption. Box office champion in Addis Abeba in 2009.


THE MATING GAME by Alex Yazbek  2010 – South Africa

Men come in all shapes and sizes. Some bring us love. Some bring us money. And some bring us sex. Seldom do we get all three.

SECRETS by  Sitsofe Akoto & Juliet Asante  2008 – Ghana

At Saints folks from all walks of life cross paths. What unites them is that they all have something to hide.

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jake Aernan  2005 – Ghana

One restaurant, four adult daughters, two ex-husbands. No wonder Ma Getty needs a young lover by her side.


WOMEN BEAR AFRICA ON THEIR BACK by Idrissa Diabate  2009 – Ivory Coast

The daily life of 5 courageous African Women. A multi-awarded documentary by one of the leading masters of the genre on the continent.

PUBERTY RITES by Richard Prempeh  2010 – Ghana

The passage from childhood to womanhood is not easy, but the Dipo rite makes for a smoother transition.

SURFING SOWETO by Sara Blecher  2010 – South Africa

With nothing to lose, taking drugs and surfing trains might be less frightening for Prince, Lefa and Mzembe than growing up in a society that has nothing else to offer.

LOME VIVINA by Marie-Samantha Salvy  2011 – Togo

The puzzling phenomenon of Sunday crowd jogging in Lome, Togo. A still-doccie that became a festival must.

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